Joy Johnson

In 1978, Joy Johnson and Dr. Marvin Johnson founded Centering Corporation www.centering.org. The Centering Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education on grief and loss for professionals and the families they serve. Centering Corporation has done remarkably well in the industry, with now a compilation of over 500 resources for grief and loss including the magazine Grief Digest. They continue to provide educational offerings, bookstores, and workshops for caregivers and families, with a heritage of becoming the largest provider of resources for Grief and Loss in the nation. Joy received the Professional Service Award from the Compassionate Friends in 2004 and has written or edited 150 books on grief. She has co-presented more than 500 workshops at seminars and conferences. Joy is the author of "Keys to Helping Children Deal With Death and Grief," published by Barrons in New York, and The Very Beautiful Dragon series, published by Centering Corporation. The Johnsons live in Omaha, Nebraska, and have six children and seven grandchildren. Joy appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss “Thanksgiving Reflections.” To hear Joy being interviewed on this show, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley112306.mp3

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Articles:

How to Help Our Friends Help Us When We’re Grieving, 18 Apr 2009

How Can We Help Grieving Children?, 26 Mar 2009

Public Grief Rituals: What You Can DO, 20 Feb 2009

Getting to Know Grief, 25 Jan 2009

How to Help Children Grieve, 29 Dec 2008

November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving Reflections Joy Johnson, 23 Nov 2006